birthmark

noun
birth·​mark | \ ˈbərth-ˌmärk How to pronounce birthmark (audio) \

Definition of birthmark

: an unusual mark or blemish on the skin at birth : nevus

Examples of birthmark in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His mother helped confirm his identity through a birthmark on his neck, per CNN. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, 18 Apr. 2022 His mother told authorities Oswalt had a distinctive birthmark on his neck. Claudia Dominguez, CNN, 16 Apr. 2022 Just 30 days after being born, doctors attempted to remove a birthmark and correct an elongation of his left arm and leg with radiation. Daniel I. Dorfman, chicagotribune.com, 17 Feb. 2022 Serenity has blonde hair, blue eyes and may have a birthmark on her stomach. Steve Helling, PEOPLE.com, 8 Feb. 2022 Slavery itself was the birthmark of the American Republic. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 24 Nov. 2021 Like a Hawthorne character forever branded — and cursed — with a birthmark, a black veil or a scarlet letter, Pietro is haunted by the dread that his ugly personal truth will come out. Steven G. Kellman, Los Angeles Times, 8 Nov. 2021 As a newborn in Montreal in 1945, he was put under a radiation machine to remove a birthmark on his hand. Shanzeh Ahmad, chicagotribune.com, 28 Oct. 2021 Both problems solved with the RE bash plate that both lends the INT650 a bit of off-road menace while covering up that unfortunate birthmark. Bill Roberson, Forbes, 8 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of birthmark

1579, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of birthmark was in 1579

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3 May 2022

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“Birthmark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/birthmark. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for birthmark

birthmark

noun
birth·​mark | \ ˈbərth-ˌmärk How to pronounce birthmark (audio) \

Kids Definition of birthmark

: an unusual mark or blemish on the skin at birth

birthmark

noun
birth·​mark | \ ˈbərth-ˌmärk How to pronounce birthmark (audio) \

Medical Definition of birthmark

: an unusual mark or blemish on the skin at birth : nevus

Other Words from birthmark

birthmark transitive verb

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